The Liberty Launchers

"We're a theme park, for heaven's sake – if we can't have fun on the job, who can?!" That's one of my favorite Will Koch quotes – the best part was that it was always followed by laughter. He wanted all of us – full-time and seasonal – to have fun working here. It was…

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Our test dummies get all the fun!

In the spring of the year, the test dummies have a blast. They get to ride before anyone else. Today it was Liberty Launch. We put them in place, fill them with water (for weight), and off they go: Here's Tony, our maintenance director, helping to empty a dummy after its test rides (it's much…

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Your head will spin!

… when you come down the hill from Christmas to 4th of July this season! We're making a few changes … This craterous space will be colorfully and musically filled by the Star Spangled Carousel. Here's another angle, just so you get your bearings: And what Independence Day-themed ride will take the newly-vacated spot right…

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A family photo

Most families, when they take a photo of multiple generations, are sitting on a comfy sofa at grandma's house …or maybe in front of the old oak tree in the backyard of the family's homestead. But not Ruth's family. When she sits still long enough to have her picture taken with her daughter Becky and…

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Something else needs “topping off”

It's not just Pilgrims Plunge that needed to be topped. Not to worry, the top of Liberty Launch is just getting a new paint job. Not a new color scheme, though. Red, white, and blue still fit the bill just fine.

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Park of Doom

Liberty Launch | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Just about the most important part of my job is giving tours of the parks to reporters and travel writers. The PR department focuses on getting writers to visit; presumably, they will have a great time and will eventually write an article or two about their experience. So when they’re here, we like to tour…

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